What is a cookie?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a Site. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently remembering your preferences, and generally improve your website experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting (‘first party cookies’) or they may be set by other Sites who run content on the page you are viewing (‘third party cookies’).
An Post Cookies
A full list of all cookies used on this Site is available here.
The User may disable cookies using their browser or may use our cookie management tool to manage their choices. Strictly necessary cookies are always on but the User may choose to accept or reject all other types of cookies. However certain services cannot be provided without the acceptance of certain cookies. For example the Youtube videos will not run without the acceptance of the Social Media cookies.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the site, use its features and/or services and allow us to track our critical web business indicators. Any cookies used in this way are first party only in nature and are fully aggregated and anonymous. Without these absolutely necessary cookies, the Site will not perform as smoothly for you as we would like it to and we may not be able to provide the Site or certain services or features.
Performance cookies collect information about how visitors use a Site, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. Performance Cookies are only used to improve how a Site works.
Functional cookies allow this Site to remember choices you make and any customisations you make to Site pages during your visit and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, these cookies can be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymous and they cannot track your browsing activity on other Sites. More information about such cookies can be found in the relevant third party website.
Advertising & Marketing Cookies:
These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
Social Media Cookies:
These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the Site for example to enable you view video content from YouTube. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies, you will not be able to use or see our video content.
Managing your Cookie Preferences
An Post allows each visitor to or user of the An Post website to manage their cookie Preferences at any time. To manage your preferences, you can either;
- select the “Manage” button on the Cookie Banner
- select the cookie icon (insert COG icon) on the bottom of every page
- select the cookies link in the page footer
You can find more information about cookies by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org to obtain detailed information on how to prevent cookies from being set on your particular browser.
For further information about Google Analytics please see Safeguarding your data.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all Sites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
If you would like further information about the cookies used in relation to YouTube videos, the YouTube privacy notice, including details about YouTube related cookies, is available at: https://www.google.co.uk/policies/privacy/.
If you would like to find out more about advertising networks and affiliate programmes and how cookies are used for these purposes, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com This is an information portal which is run by the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade association for digital advertising, and will provide you will all the information you need to know about online behavioural advertising and the choices available to you.
Last updated 29 June 2020